~The Long Island Eagle~
Five years ago, we set out upon a major course correction for the bar. At one time, the customer base consisted mainly of mature & hirsuit men, the leather/levi crowd, and the big-bellied boys. We made it our mission to set this bar down on the map as a destination that attracted the aforementioned as well as Drag Queens, Twinks, Women - both Str8 and gay, the growing latino community, and to top it off - Str8 men.
Laughed at by some and scorned by others, we were assured that we'd never succeed and some were even placing bets on how quickly we'd go out of business. In nearly every other market or major city, each one of these groups had their own bar and rarely, if ever, did they overlap or co-exist under one roof.
We refused to accept that our melting pot approach was doomed from the start. Some tough business decisions were made. Unhappy with this necessary revamp, groups like The Long Island Raven's which had called the LI Eagle home, withdrew their long time affiliation with and support of the bar. We were only too ready to bid farewell to anyone or any group who brushed up against our vision for the future of the bar.
A major overhaul of the once dank & seedy patio into a serene, comfortable and inviting space for everyone was crucial to our plans. This meant the elimination of certain activities, tent events and parties sanctioned by the previous mgmt but bordered on the obscene and were in direct violation of county health codes and state liquor authority rules & regulations.
A pond with a trickling waterfall was installed. A long and curvy stone wall was added with seasonal flowers & lush greenery. This wall also doubled as seating. All new wrought iron furniture with bright and cheerful cushions and pillows decorated the space. Finished off with mirrors, wispy gauze drapes, bamboo design elements, coordinating market umbrellas and awnings with both up and down lighting - And viola...
VERANDA at The Long Island Eagle was born.
- PLEASE BEAR WITH US...
- Our website will be receiving a major facelift in the very near future. Until then, many of the pages here have fun pictures and video of parties and events of the past for you to enjoy until the new site is ready for its debut...
Be sure and ask for the drink menu if you don't see it out on the bar... You will discover amazing original cocktails that can be found nowhere else on the planet. Our Mixology and our Secret Recipes are sure to win you over.
The Long Island Eagle
After the monumental US Supreme Court Decisions that set us upon a path to
federally recognized marriage equality....
Wednesday June 26, 2013
a date that will be celebrated for a long time to come...
The Long Island Eagle
CELEBRATES GAY PRIDE MONTH
Weekly Specials and Events
We want to thank
For all the years of unparalleled entertainment
and for choosing The Long Island Eagle as the venue
for her Last and FINAL performance in the region.
We will always cherish the memories...
If that's what you are seeking... Then the choice is clear. Select
The Long Island Eagle! Nobody offers you a better selection or stocks a more
complete bar. Over 35 different bottled beer and over 70 different vodka choices
alone... Now, we are proud to offer you the complete line of Three Olives Vodka boasting some of the most creative flavors on the market. Come In. Try Them All. Enjoy!
We Accept Credit Cards
We accept major Credit Cards with valid ID.
We mourn the loss of Nuts&Bolts. John Lipp, the former owner of the bar, was and will always be a good friend of The Long Island Eagle. To any of the regular patrons or organizations who frequented Nuts&Bolts and may feel displaced, we welcome you to come check out The Long Island Eagle. We have been working on the bar and perfecting our drinks and customer service. Come in and let us show you what we've been up to...